I was out for my morning walk yesterday, listening to one of my favourite Podcasts: Mamamia Outloud. Anyway, they were chatting about the Met Gala in New York City. They were talking about the fashion on the red carpet and banging on about H&M. Someone was wearing H&M. H&M H&M H&M…. I was waiting for one of them to chime in and say “What the hell is H&M” because in my head, out there on my solitary walk, I was thinking to myself WTF (Mum: that stands for Why The Face) is H&M!?!?
I ask you this my friends… could it be any better than the Canturbury/RB Sellars/Asics ensemble I was featured in on my
red carpet brown dusty track? The paparazzi were hiding amongst the trees and managed to snap this shot…
So please tell me – what the hell is H&M and why don’t I know about it (don’t answer the last part of that question – I know the answer – we all know it is because I live under a rock).
I have been trying very hard this week to stay organised, on top of the washing and just generally keeping the lego on the sheet (bit like keeping the cheese on the cracker). I have been dishing out orders for children to pick up their crap, put their lego away and just generally help out, and they have actually been pretty good. You see we are heading off this afternoon and won’t be back for over a week. When I say “we” I mean myself, the kids and Miss Bobbie.
First things first we are off to The Barkly Homestead today as we have Barkly Women’s Day tomorrow. This is a bi-annual event that I organise for the women of the Barkly Tableland. A chance for women who live on remote cattle stations or in Tennant Creek to get together for a day of fun and laughter, guest speakers, a bit of retail therapy and a champagne luncheon. You can read about past events HERE and HERE. I will be missing some friends this weekend who can’t make the day – I am looking at you Sue and Cindy Lou – we will have a cheers to you and a
bucket full sip of bubbles for you!
The Barkly Homestead is a roadhouse in the middle of nowhere (ha – it seems most things are in the middle of nowhere up here), the roadhouse of all roadhouses, like nothing you have ever seen before. We will be there for 2 nights and then we head into Mt Isa for the week for School of the Air Home Tutor Seminar and Sports Day.
I have been madly making jewellery in my spare time to sell at Barkly Women’s Day and also Home Tutor Seminar and may have gone a little over board with my new dotty beads. I have dotty necklaces coming out my ears, but god I love every single one. Have made myself a few to keep.
On the Mamamia Outloud podcast they were chatting about this video…
I am sure many of you have seen it before. I love it and it seems 25,679,709 other people also love it. So with that I would like to wish all the Mum’s out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. I will be spending my day driving into Mt Isa with the kidlets but don’t worry it is an easy drive from the Barkly Homestead – all on bitumen and only 4.5 hours. We might treat ourselves to a bit of take away for dinner. Although I think this is my real mothers day present…
Tom can use the whipper snipper!!!!! I am beyond excited. I finished a solid days mowing on Tuesday and wasn’t looking forward to strapping that machine onto my body and then this
little 11 year old appears before me. I asked him if he could “go and ask Dad where the wipper snipper is”. “Oh Mum, it’s ok I know where it is, i’ll get it, I can do it for you if you like”. It took me about 2 seconds to decide this was a very good idea indeed. I let the control freak in me slip away for a while and he actually did a really great job. I couldn’t believe it. That thing can get heavy even for me, but I suppose he is nearly as big as me.
He ended up doing the whole station – which is a HUGE job. Now Harry wants in on the action and they have both been going around at smoko and lunch trimming anything they can get their little snipper on. It tell you what – it saved me so much time. He sure is a hard little worker. Give him a real job and he is as happy as a pig in mud.
Sending a big hug to you DD, Happy Mother’s Day!!!
Right, time to hit that dusty track again for my gorgeous morning walk and then get my skates on to get the hell out of here!! Stay tuned over the weekend and follow along on Insagram and Facebook as we attend/co-ordinate Barkly Women’s Day. You can attend virtually – it’s fun!
So tell me, what have you got planned for the weekend?
Or will you just be working tirelessly for “The Associates”?